One Thing Chip Kelly Simply Can Not Do!

Posted January 20, 2013

DON"T PULL A STEVE SPURRIER!!!! In other words don't go out and fill the Eagles roster with a bunch of Oregon Ducks and assume that will work in the NFL. Spurrier tried to pull that nonsense in the NFL. He filled his roster with a bunch of Florida Gators, snatching up a bunch of his old quarterbacks and wide receivers and boy did he fail miserably! Chip Kelly should not go out his way to pick up a Dennis Dixon and assume he will become a viable starter in the NFL running his old college system. This seems to be the suggestion of many, thinking it would be best for Kelly to go down such a path. It would be to his own demise. Kelly needs to do what he said he was going to do. Work his offense through the players on his roster. That is what smart coaches do. That is the simple common sense that has eluded Andy Reid for years, and it's why he lost almost every time he played a half decent coach outside of his division. Only Andy Reid would shelf one of the top 5 backs in the game to throw the ball with one of the leagues most turnover prone quarterbacks 30-40 times a game. Kelly shouldn't go chasing after old Ducks who are marginal players in the league. It wont be a winning formula. If he does go down this path then he will find himself out of the league just like Spurrier did. 

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